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Physical Therapy (PT) Bound Program
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Physical Therapy (PT) Bound Program Overview

Carroll University offers students who are pursuing physical therapy graduate programs, a unique pre-physical therapy program, the PT Bound Program. Each student who participates in the PT Bound Program will receive guided educational planning for admission to a DPT program. The guided educational planning is based on national data that includes identifying DPT program options, selecting an appropriate undergraduate major, prerequisite course work, GRE exam information, and DPT application preparation.

In addition to receiving education guidance through the PT Bound Program, a Carroll PT Bound student may also qualify for:

  • Accelerated Time to Completion Opportunity at Carroll University:
    PT Bound Program students may apply to the professional phase of the DPT Program in their junior year at Carroll.
  • Mathematical Advantage in the Graduate Admission Review Process at Carroll University:
    PT Bound Program students receive a mathematical advantage in the competitive application process when applying to the DPT Program professional phase if they earn 60 or more credits at Carroll and intend on earning a Carroll bachelor's degree.

PT Bound Checklist

PT Bound students should consider participating in on-campus events and program exploration during the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years at Carroll. View your PT Bound Checklist below and learn more about your Keys to Success at PT Bound activities!

Freshman   Sophomore
  • Explore healthcare careers
  • Research PT and other healthcare education programs and prerequisites
  • Continue clinical observation hours
  • Volunteer/Work in the community (Neighborhood ∓ Community Job Board)
  • Build and maintain relationships with your professors
  • Continue to explore academic support services
  • Prepare for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Junior   Senior
  • Research PT program application processes
  • Apply to Carroll's DPT Program
  • Practice interviewing skills for professional programs
  • Take on a leadership position (peer educator/executive)
  • Attend a professional conference
  • Identify professional references
  • Maintain relationships with your professors
  • Continue to use academic support services
  • Continue clinical observation hours
  • Apply to other PT programs
  • Identify graduate school financing resources
  • Compare financial aid packages
  • Present at a professional conference
  • Attend a networking event
  • Go to PT program open houses


PT Bound Keys To Success Event Schedule

Freshman Activities

Incoming PT Bound students will be invited to attend three PT Bound sessions: one in September, October, and November.

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